Benefits of a Bone Anchored Hearing Aid
For some, a bone-anchored hearing system can be a life changing experience. Where other methods may have failed for physical or usage reasons, a bone-anchored hearing aid allows people to hear in ways that they otherwise might not have.
Patients with chronic ear infections
Patients with chronic ear infections: Ear infections tend to affect the outer or middle ear, which creates a conduction problem for sound. For cases in which chronic infections are present, which therefore make it difficult or painful to wear a hearing aid, bone-anchored devices are a useful solution for hearing rehabilitation.
Patients with congenital hearing loss
Patients with congenital hearing loss: A congenital hearing loss might mean that the middle or external ear is missing or malformed during birth. An incomplete ear canal or other issue with the structure of the ear can make hearing aid use difficult or impossible. For cases in which the inner ear is healthy and able to detect sound, bone-anchored devices can help.
Patients with single-sided hearing loss
Patients with single-sided hearing loss: Healthy hearing in one ear is far less effective than hearing in both ears. A severe hearing loss on one side can make it difficult to understand speech in background noise, and harder to localize sound. Bone-anchored devices are an effective treatment for those with deafness in one ear due to a viral infection, trauma, tumors on the auditory nerve, and surgery. Hearing in both ears greatly improves speech understanding during conversation, especially in noisy environments.
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